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  • Page 1 USER ’S GUIDE DCP-115C DCP-120C DCP-315CN...
  • Page 2 Register your product on-line at By registering your product with Brother, you will be recorded as the original owner of the product. ©1996-2005 Brother Industries, Ltd.
  • Page 3: Compilation And Publication Notice

    The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice. Brother reserves the right to make changes without notice in the specifications and materials contained herein and shall not be responsible for any damages (including consequential) caused by reliance on the materials presented, including but not limited to typographical and other errors relating to the publication.
  • Page 4: Safety Precautions

    Safety precautions To use the machine safely Please refer to these instructions for later reference and before attempting any maintenance. WARNING There are high voltage electrodes inside the machine. Before you clean the machine, make sure you have unplugged the power cord from the electrical socket.
  • Page 5 WARNING This product must be installed near an electrical socket that is easily accessible. In case of emergencies, you must disconnect the power cord from the electrical socket in order to shut off power completely. Caution To maintain the best print quality, we recommend that you use the On/Off key to turn off your machine.
  • Page 6: Choosing A Location

    Choosing a location Place your machine on a flat, stable surface that is free of vibration and shocks, such as a desk. Put the machine near a standard, grounded electrical socket. Select a location where the temperature remains between 10° and 35°C. Caution ■...
  • Page 7 ‘Documentation’ section of the CD-ROM. Network is available only for DCP-315CN. To view Documentation (For Windows From the Start menu, select Brother, MFL Pro Suite DCP-XXXX (where XXXX is your model name) from the Programs Group, and then select User’s Guide.
  • Page 8 Click the documentation you want to read. ■ Quick Setup Guide: Setup and Software Installation Instructions ■ User’s Guide (3 manuals): User’s Guide for stand-alone operations, Software User’s Guide and Network User’s Guide (DCP-315CN only) ■ ® PaperPort User’s Guide: Document Management Software How to find Scanning instructions There are several ways you can scan documents.
  • Page 9 Network Scanning (DCP-315CN only) (For Mac OS greater) on page 11-1 ® Presto! PageManager ■ Instructions for scanning directly from Presto! ® . Insert the Brother CD-ROM labelled (Mac OS ® X 10.2.4 or greater) ® X 10.2.4 or greater) on page 10-1 ® User’s Guide ®...
  • Page 10: Table Of Contents

    Setting paper type ...2-7 Setting paper size... 2-7 Adjusting brightness ... 2-8 Sorting copies using the ADF (DCP-120C only)...2-8 Making N in 1 copies or a poster (Page Layout)... 2-9 Changing the default copy settings... 2-12 Setting Paper Type ... 2-12 Setting Paper Size ...
  • Page 11 Troubleshooting and routine maintenance ... 6-1 Troubleshooting ... 6-1 Error messages ... 6-1 Document jams (DCP-120C only) ... 6-3 Document is jammed in the top of the ADF unit... 6-3 Document is jammed inside the ADF unit ... 6-3 Printer jam or paper jam ... 6-4 ™...
  • Page 12 Checking the ink volume... 6-15 Packing and shipping the machine ... 6-16 Routine maintenance...6-19 Cleaning the scanner...6-19 Cleaning the machine printer platen ... 6-20 Cleaning the Paper Pick-up Roller...6-21 Replacing the ink cartridges ... 6-22 Appendix ... A-1 On-screen programming... A-1 Menu table ...
  • Page 13: Introduction

    Introduction Using this Guide Thank you for buying a Brother Digital Copier/Printer (DCP). Your machine is simple to use, with LCD screen instructions to guide you through programming it. You can make the most of your machine by reading through this Guide.
  • Page 14: Control Panel Overview

    Control panel overview Copy keys (Temporary settings): Copy Options You can quickly and easily select temporary settings for copying. Enlarge/Reduce Lets you enlarge or reduce copies depending on the ratio you select. Copy Quality Use this key to temporarily change the quality for copying.
  • Page 15 Stop/Exit Stops an operation or exits from the menu. Mono Start Lets you start making copies in black and white. Also, lets you start a scanning operation (in colour or black, depending on the scanning setting in the ControlCenter2 software). Colour Start Lets you start making copies in full colour.
  • Page 16: Warning Led Indications

    Warning LED indications The Warning LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights when there is a problem with your machine. You should check the LCD displays for more details about the problem. Machine status Ready Cover open Ink empty Paper error Others 1 - 4 INTRODUCTION Description The machine is ready for use.
  • Page 17: Load Documents

    You can make copies and scan from the ADF (automatic document feeder) or from the scanner glass. Using the ADF (automatic document feeder) (DCP-120C only) The ADF can hold up to 10 pages and feeds each sheet individually. Use standard (80 g/m putting them in the ADF.
  • Page 18 Fan the pages well. Make sure you put the documents face down, top edge first in the ADF until you feel them touch the feed roller. Adjust the paper guides to fit the width of your documents. Unfold the ADF Document Output Support Flap. DO NOT pull on the document while it is feeding.
  • Page 19: Using The Scanner Glass

    You can use the scanner glass to copy or scan pages of a book or one page at a time. Documents can be up to 216 mm wide and 297 mm long. (DCP-120C only) To use the scanner glass, the ADF must be empty.
  • Page 20: About Paper

    The surface may not be completely dry and may stain your fingers. Recommended Paper To get the best print quality, we suggest using Brother paper. (See table below.) If Brother paper is not available in your country, we recommend testing various papers before purchasing large quantities.
  • Page 21: Handling And Using Special Paper

    2 mm or longer ■ that is extremely shiny or highly textured ■ that was previously printed by a printer ■ that cannot be arranged uniformly when stacked ■ that is made with a short grain 2 mm or...
  • Page 22 1 - 10 INTRODUCTION...
  • Page 23: Paper Weight, Thickness And Capacity

    Paper weight, thickness and capacity Paper Type Cut Paper Plain Paper Inkjet Paper Glossy Paper Cards Photo Card Index Card Post Card Envelopes Transparencies * Up to 50 sheets for Legal size paper (80 g/m * Up to 100 sheets of 80 g/m Paper capacity of the output paper tray Output Paper Up to 25 sheets of 80 g/m...
  • Page 24: Printable Area

    12 mm When you set the Borderless feature to On. ■ Printable area depends on the Printer driver settings. ■ The figures above are approximate and the printable area may vary depending on the type of cut sheet paper you are using.
  • Page 25: How To Load Paper, Envelopes And Post Cards

    How to load paper, envelopes and post cards To load paper or other media Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine and remove the output paper tray. Press and slide the paper side guide to fit the paper width. Paper Side Guide Pull out the paper support and unfold the paper support flap.
  • Page 26 Fan the stack of paper well to avoid paper jams and mis-feeds. Gently insert the paper into the paper tray print side down and the leading edge (top of the paper) in first. Check that the paper is flat in the tray and below the maximum paper mark.
  • Page 27: To Load Envelopes

    To load envelopes ■ Use envelopes that weigh from 75-95 g/m ■ Some envelopes require margin settings in the application. Make sure you do a test print first. To prevent possible damage to the feeding mechanism, do not use the types of envelopes shown below. DO NOT USE ENVELOPES: ■...
  • Page 28: To Load Post Cards

    Insert the envelopes into the paper tray with the address side down and the leading edge (top of the envelopes) in first. Slide the paper side guide to fit the width of the envelopes. If you have problems when printing on envelopes, try the following suggestions: Open the envelope flap.
  • Page 29: Making Copies

    The number of copies can also be increased/decreased by holding down Mono Start Press (DCP-120C only) To sort the copies, press the key. (See Changing the temporary copy settings on page 2-6.) Stop copying To stop copying, press Colour Start...
  • Page 30: Using The Copy Keys

    Using the Copy keys When you want to quickly change the copy settings temporarily for the next copy, use the temporary Copy keys. You can use different combinations. Temporary Copy keys These settings are temporary, the machine returns to its default settings 60 seconds after it finishes copying.
  • Page 31: Increasing Copy Speed Or Quality

    Increasing copy speed or quality You can select the copy quality. The default setting is Normal. Copy Quality Press Load your document. Copy Quality Press (Fast, Normal or Best). Mono Start Press —OR— Press other temporary copy keys for more settings. Recommended mode for ordinary Normal printouts.
  • Page 32: Enlarging Or Reducing The Image Copied

    Enlarging or reducing the image copied You can select the following enlargement or reduction ratios. Custom(25-400%) allows you to enter a ratio from 25% to 400%. Enlarge/Reduce Press 2 - 4 MAKING COPIES Custom(25-400%) 200% 198% 10x15cm→A4 186% 10x15cm→LTR 142% A5→A4 104% EXE→LTR 100% 97% LTR→A4...
  • Page 33 Load your document. Enlarge/Reduce Press Press to select the enlargement or reduction ratio you want. Press —OR— You can select Custom(25-400%) and press Press to enter an enlargement or reduction ratio from 25% to 400%. Press Enlargement or reduction ratio can also be increased/decreased by holding down Mono Start Press...
  • Page 34: Changing The Temporary Copy Settings

    Press Copy Menu Selections Options Select & Set Paper Type Paper Size Brightness Stack/Sort (DCP-120C only) Page Layout After you select your settings by pressing Set temporarily and then returns to Menu selections. Mono Start Press settings. —OR— Press to select more settings.
  • Page 35: Setting Paper Type

    Setting paper type If copying on paper other than plain paper, select the type of paper that you are using to get the best print quality. Load your document. Copy Options Press Press Press (Plain, Inkjet, Glossy or Transparency). Press Mono Start Press —OR—...
  • Page 36: Adjusting Brightness

    Press Mono Start Press —OR— Press Sorting copies using the ADF (DCP-120C only) You can sort multiple copies. Pages will be stacked in the order 321, 321, 321, and so on. Load your document. Copy Options Press...
  • Page 37: Making N In 1 Copies Or A Poster

    Making N in 1 copies or a poster (Page Layout) You can reduce the number of pages for copies by using the N in 1 copy feature. This allows you to copy two or four pages onto one page, allowing you to save paper. It is also possible to create a poster.
  • Page 38 If you are producing multiple colour copies, N in 1 copies are not available for DCP-315CN. ■ N in 1 colour copies are not available for DCP-115C and DCP-120C. ■ For Poster copies, you cannot make more than one copy. Place the document face down in the direction shown below.
  • Page 39 Poster (3x3) You can make a poster size copy of a photograph. For Poster copies, you cannot make more than one copy. MAKING COPIES 2 - 11...
  • Page 40: Changing The Default Copy Settings

    Changing the default copy settings You can save the copy settings you use most often by setting them as default. These settings will remain until you change them again. Setting Paper Type To get the best print quality, set the machine for the type of paper you are using.
  • Page 41: Setting Paper Size

    Setting Paper Size You can use five sizes of paper for printing your copies: Letter, Legal, A4, A5 and Photo Card (10x15cm). When you change the type of paper you load in the machine, you will need to change the setting for Paper Size at the same time so your machine can fit the copy on the page.
  • Page 42: Adjusting Brightness

    Adjusting brightness Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press to make a lighter copy. —OR— Press to make a darker copy. Press Stop/Exit Press Adjusting contrast You can change the contrast to help an image look sharper and more vivid. Menu Press Press...
  • Page 43: Adjusting Colour Saturation

    Adjusting Colour saturation Colour Saturation can only be changed through the default setting. Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press to increase the colour saturation. —OR— Press to decrease the colour saturation. Press Return to Step 4 to select the next colour. —OR—...
  • Page 44: Legal Limitations

    Legal limitations Colour reproductions of certain documents are illegal and may result in either criminal or civil liability. This memorandum is intended to be a guide rather than a complete listing of every possible prohibition. In case of doubt, we suggest that you check with relevant authorities as to any particular questionable documents.
  • Page 45: Walk-Up Photocapture Center

    Walk-Up PhotoCapture Center Introduction Even if your machine is not connected to your computer, you can print photos directly from your digital camera media. Your Brother machine includes media drives (slots) for use with popular digital camera media: CompactFlash ™...
  • Page 46: Photocapture Center Requirements

    PhotoCapture Center Your machine is designed to be compatible with modern digital camera image files and media cards; however, please read the points below to avoid errors: ■ The media card must be in a DPOF format. (See DPOF printing on page 3-8.) ■...
  • Page 47: Getting Started

    Getting started Firmly insert the card into the appropriate slot. ™ SecureDigital ™ MultiMediaCard ® Memory Stick ™ Memory Stick Pro SmartMedia PhotoCapture key indications: ■ PhotoCapture light is ON, the media card is inserted properly. ■ PhotoCapture light is OFF, the media card is not properly inserted.
  • Page 48 The steps below give a brief outline of the Direct Printing feature. Please see the remaining pages of this chapter for more detailed instructions. Insert the media card firmly into the media drive (slot). When you insert your media card into the proper slot, the LCD shows: The media active message will be shown for 60 seconds and then disappear.
  • Page 49: Printing The Index (Thumbnails)

    Printing the Index (Thumbnails) The PhotoCapture Center No.1, No.2, No.3, and so on). It does not recognize any other numbers or file names that your digital camera or PC have used to identify the pictures. You can print a thumbnail page (Index page with 6 or 5 images per line). This will show all the pictures on the media card.
  • Page 50: Printing Images

    Printing images Before you can print an individual image, you have to know the image number. Print the Index first. (See Printing the Index (Thumbnails) on page 3-5.) Make sure you have inserted the media card. PhotoCapture Press Press Print Images. Press If your media card contains valid DPOF information, the LCD shows DPOF Print:Yes, please go to DPOF printing on page...
  • Page 51 Paper Type & Paper Size Press (Letter Glossy, 10x15cm Glossy, 13x18cm Glossy, A4 Glossy, Letter Plain, A4 Plain, Letter Inkjet, A4 Inkjet or 10x15cm Inkjet). Press If you selected A4 or Letter, go to Step 7. If you selected another size, go to Step 8. —OR—...
  • Page 52: Dpof Printing

    DPOF printing DPOF stands for Digital Print Order Format. Major Digital Camera manufacturers (Canon Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. and Sony Corporation.) created this standard to make it easier to print images from a digital camera. If your digital camera supports DPOF printing, you will be able to select on the Digital Camera display the images and number of copies you want to print.
  • Page 53: Changing The Default Settings

    Changing the default settings You can save the PhotoCapture Center by setting them as default. These settings will remain until you change them again. Increasing print speed or quality Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press Setting paper and size Menu Press Press...
  • Page 54: Adjusting Brightness

    Adjusting brightness Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press to make a lighter print. —OR— Press to make a darker print. Press Stop/Exit Press Adjusting contrast You can select the contrast setting. More contrast will make an image look sharper and more vivid. Menu Press Press...
  • Page 55: Colour Enhancement

    Colour enhancement You can turn on the colour enhancement feature to print more vivid images. Printing time will be slower. Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press —OR— Select Off and press If you select On, you can customize the White Balance, Sharpness or Colour Density.
  • Page 56: Cropping

    Cropping If your photo is too long or wide to fit the available space on your selected layout, part of the image will be automatically cropped. The default setting is On. If you want to print the whole image, turn this setting to Off.
  • Page 57: Borderless

    Borderless This feature expands the printable area to fit the edges of the paper. Printing time will be slightly slower. Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press Scan to Card You can scan black and white and colour documents onto a media card.
  • Page 58: Changing The Default Quality

    Do not take out the media card while to avoid damaging the card or data stored on the card. Load your document. Scan Press Press To change quality, press —OR— Mono Start Press changing any settings. Press To change the file type, press —OR—...
  • Page 59: Changing The Default Black & White File Format

    Changing the default black & white file format Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press Changing the default colour file format Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press to select 2.PhotoCapture. to select 8.Scan to Card.
  • Page 60: Understanding The Error Messages

    Understanding the Error Messages Once you are familiar with the types of errors that can occur while ™ you’re using the PhotoCapture Center , you can easily identify and troubleshoot any difficulties. When an error message appears on the LCD, the machine will beep to get your attention.
  • Page 61: Software And Network Features

    Software and Network features The User’s Guide on the CD-ROM includes the Software User’s Guide for features available when connected to a computer (for example, Printing and Scanning). ■ Printing ® (For Windows , see Chapter 1 in the Software User’s Guide on the CD-ROM.) ®...
  • Page 62: Important Information

    The purpose of the International E Program is to NERGY promote the development and popularization of energy-efficient office equipment. TAR ® As an E Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined NERGY TAR ® that this product meets the E guidelines for energy NERGY efficiency.
  • Page 63: Important Safety Instructions

    Important safety instructions Read all of/ these instructions. Save them for later reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall socket before cleaning the outside of the machine and the scanner glass. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.
  • Page 64 Unplug this product from the power socket and refer servicing to Authorized Service Personnel under the following conditions: ■ When the power cord is damaged or frayed. ■ If liquid has been spilled into the product. ■ If the product has been exposed to rain or water. ■...
  • Page 65: Trademarks

    Trademarks The Brother logo is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Brother is a registered trademark of Brother Industries, Ltd. Multi-Function Link is a registered trademark of Brother International Corporation. © 2005 Brother Industries, Ltd. All rights reserved. Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft in the U.S.
  • Page 66: Troubleshooting And Routine Maintenance

    The most common error messages are shown below. You can correct most problems by yourself. If you need additional help, the Brother Solutions Center offers latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at
  • Page 67 6-22.) Reinsert the correct media card. Add paper, and then press Mono Start or Colour Start. See Printer jam or paper jam on page 6-4. (Copy operation in process) Press Stop/Exit and wait until the other operations in progress finish and then try again.
  • Page 68: Document Jams (Dcp-120C Only)

    Document jams (DCP-120C only) If the document is jammed, follow the steps below. Document is jammed in the top of the ADF unit Take out any paper from the ADF that is not jammed. Open the ADF cover. Pull the jammed document out to the right or left.
  • Page 69: Printer Jam Or Paper Jam

    Printer jam or paper jam Remove the jammed paper depending on where it is jammed in the machine. Paper is jammed inside the paper tray Pull the paper tray out of the machine. Pull up the jammed paper to remove it.
  • Page 70: Paper Is Jammed Inside The Machine

    Paper is jammed inside the machine Remove the Jam Clear Cover. Pull the jammed paper out of the machine. Re-insert the Jam Clear Cover. If you can not pull out the jammed paper, lift the scanner cover from the right-hand side of the machine until it locks securely into the open position.
  • Page 71 Lift the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the scanner cover support and close the scanner cover. TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 6 - 6...
  • Page 72: If You Are Having Difficulty With Your Machine

    If you are having difficulty with your machine If you think there is a problem with your machine, check the chart below and follow the troubleshooting tips. The Brother Solutions Center offers latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at
  • Page 73 Try using the scanner glass. (See Using the scanner glass on page 1-7.) using the ADF. (DCP-120C only) TWAIN/WIA errors appear Make sure the Brother TWAIN/WIA driver is selected as the primary while scanning. source. In PaperPort Brother TWAIN/WIA driver.
  • Page 74 4. Make sure if the new setting is added and is checked, and then click ‘OK’. ® For Windows XP SP1 users, please visit the Brother Solutions Center. ® <For Windows user> Firewall setting on your PC may be rejecting the necessary network connection.
  • Page 75: How To Change Lcd Language

    How to change LCD language You can change the LCD language. Menu Press Press Press Press Press Press Press Stop/Exit Press How to improve the LCD viewing You can adjust the LCD contrast for a sharper and more vivid display. If you are having difficulty seeing the LCD from your position, try to change the contrast settings for improved viewing.
  • Page 76: How To Improve Print Quality

    If you clean the print head at least five times and the print has not improved, call your Brother dealer for service. 6 - 11 TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE to select Cleaning.
  • Page 77: Checking The Print Quality

    Checking the print quality If faded or streaked colours and text appears on your output, some of the nozzles may be clogged. You can check this by printing the Print Quality Check Sheet and looking at the nozzle check pattern. (Ink Management) Press Press...
  • Page 78 Quality Check Sheet. If the problem still exists, repeat the cleaning and test print procedures at least five times for the new ink cartridge. If ink is still missing, call your Brother dealer for service. Caution Do NOT touch the print head. Touching the print head may cause permanent damage and may void the print head’s warranty.
  • Page 79: Checking The Printing Alignment

    Checking the printing alignment You should rarely need to adjust the printing alignment however, if after transporting the machine your printed text becomes blurred or images become faded then adjustment may need to be made. Ink Management Press Press Press Press Press Mono Start...
  • Page 80: Checking The Ink Volume

    Checking the ink volume You can check the ink that is left in the cartridge. (Ink Management) Press Press Ink Volume. Press Press The LCD shows the ink volume. Stop/Exit Press You can check the ink volume from your computer. (For ®...
  • Page 81: Packing And Shipping The Machine

    Packing and shipping the machine Whenever you transport the machine, use the packing materials that came with your machine. If you do not pack the machine properly, you could void your warranty. Caution It is important to allow the machine to ‘park’ the print head after a print job.
  • Page 82 Lift the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the scanner cover support down and close the scanner cover. Unplug the machine from the electrical socket. Unplug the interface cable from the machine, if it is connected. Wrap the machine in the bag and place it in the original carton with the original packing material.
  • Page 83 Pack the printed materials in the original carton as shown below. Do not pack the used ink cartridges in the carton. Close the carton. TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 6 - 18...
  • Page 84: Routine Maintenance

    Routine maintenance Cleaning the scanner Lift the document cover. Clean the scanner glass with isopropyl alcohol on a soft lint-free cloth. Document Cover Clean the glass strip under the film with isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free cloth. Glass Strip 6 - 19 TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE...
  • Page 85: Cleaning The Machine Printer Platen

    Be sure to unplug the machine from the electrical socket before cleaning the printer platen. ■ If ink is scattered on or around the printer platen be sure to wipe it off with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth. Printer Platen...
  • Page 86: Cleaning The Paper Pick-Up Roller

    Cleaning the Paper Pick-up Roller Unplug the machine and remove the Jam Clear Cover. Clean the Paper Pick-up Roller with isopropyl alcohol on a Q-tip (cotton swab). Re-insert the Jam Clear Cover. 6 - 21 TROUBLESHOOTING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE...
  • Page 87: Replacing The Ink Cartridges

    Replacing the ink cartridges Your machine is equipped with an ink dot counter. The ink dot counter automatically monitors the level of ink in each of the four cartridges. When the machine detects an ink cartridge is running out of ink, the machine will notify you with a message on the LCD. The LCD will inform you which ink cartridge is low or needs replacing.
  • Page 88 Remove the protective yellow caps. Protective Yellow Cap Do not touch the area shown in the illustration above. If the protective yellow cap comes off when you open the bag, the cartridge will not be damaged. Each colour has its own correct position. Keep the ink cartridge in an upright position when you insert it into slot.
  • Page 89 If you replaced an ink cartridge while Near Empty was displayed on the LCD, the LCD may ask you to verify that it was a brand new one. Example: Did You Change Black? ▲ Yes ▼ No. For each new cartridge you installed, press automatically reset the ink dot counter for that colour.
  • Page 90 If damage is caused to the print head or other parts of this machine as a result of the use of ink or ink cartridges other than genuine Brother products due to the incompatibility or lack of suitability of those products with this machine, any repairs required as a result will not be covered by the warranty.
  • Page 91: Appendix

    Appendix On-screen programming Your machine is designed to be easy to use with LCD on-screen programming. User-friendly programming helps you take full advantage of all the menu selections your machine has to offer. Since your programming is done on the LCD, we have created step-by-step on-screen instructions to help you program your machine.
  • Page 92: Menu Keys

    Menu keys You can access the menu mode by pressing When you enter the menu, the LCD scrolls. 1.Copy 2.PhotoCapture 0.Initial Setup You can scroll more quickly through each menu level by pressing the arrow for the direction you want: Select an option by pressing LCD.
  • Page 93 select Main Menu Submenu 1.Copy 1.Paper Type 2.Paper Size 3.Quality 4.Brightness 5.Contrast The factory settings are shown in Bold. select Menu Options Selections — Plain Inkjet Glossy Transparency — Letter Legal 10x15cm — Best Normal Fast — — exit accept Descriptions Page Sets the type of...
  • Page 94 Main Menu Submenu 1.Copy 6.Color Adjust (Continued) 2.PhotoCapture 1.Print Quality 2.Paper & Size 3.Brightness 4.Contrast The factory settings are shown in Bold. A - 4 APPENDIX Menu Options Selections 1.Red 2.Green 3.Blue — Normal Photo — Letter Glossy 10x15cm Glossy 13x18cm Glossy A4 Glossy Letter Plain...
  • Page 95 Main Menu Submenu 2.PhotoCapture 5.Color Enhance (Continued) 6.Cropping 7.Borderless 8.Scan to Card The factory settings are shown in Bold. Menu Options Selections Enhance:On 1.White Balance Enhance:Off 2.Sharpness 3.Color Density — — 1.Quality B/W 200x100 dpi B/W 200 dpi Color 150 dpi Color 300 dpi Color 600 dpi 2.B/W File...
  • Page 96 Main Menu Submenu 3.LAN 1.Setup (DCP-315CN TCP/IP only) 2.Setup Misc. 0.Factory Reset The factory settings are shown in Bold. A - 6 APPENDIX Menu Options Selections 1.BOOT Auto Method Static RARP BOOTP DHCP [000-255]. 2.IP Address [000-255]. [000-255]. [000-255] [000-255]. 3.Subnet Mask [000-255].
  • Page 97 Main Menu Submenu 3.Print 1.Help List Reports 2.User (DCP-115C, Settings 120C only) 4.Print 3.Network Reports Config (DCP-315CN (DCP-315CN only) only) 0.Initial 1.Date/Time Setup 2.LCD Contrast 3.Volume 0.Local Language The factory settings are shown in Bold. Menu Options Selections — — —...
  • Page 98: Specifications

    16 MB (DCP-315CN) Up to 10 pages 100 Sheets (80 g/m Ink Jet Piezo with 74 x 5 nozzles 16 characters x 1 line (DCP-115C, DCP-120C) 16 characters x 2 lines (DCP-315CN), Back light 220 - 240V 50/60Hz (DCP-115C) Power Save Mode: Average 2.5 W...
  • Page 99: Print Media

    Weight Noise Temperature Humidity Print media Paper Input Paper Output 5.5 kg (DCP-115C, DCP-315CN) 6.0 kg (DCP-120C) Operating: 42.5 to 51 dB* * It depends on printing conditions Operating: 10 - 35 °C Best Print Quality: 20 - 33 °C...
  • Page 100: Copy

    Based on Brother standard pattern. (Fast mode) Copy speeds vary with the complexity of the document. Stacks up to 99 pages Sorts up to 99 pages (DCP-120C only) 25% to 400% (in increments of 1%) Plain, inkjet or glossy paper: Scans up to 600 x 600 dpi Prints up to 1200 x 1200 dpi (Black &...
  • Page 101: Photocapture Center

    PhotoCapture Center Available Media File Extension (Media Format) (Image Format) Number of Files Folder Borderless ™ ® CompactFlash (Type I only) ™ (Microdrive is not compatible) (Compact I/O card such as Compact LAN card and Compact Modem card are not supported.) ®...
  • Page 102: Scanner

    Scanner Colour/Black TWAIN Compliant WIA Compliant Colour Depth Resolution Scanning Speed Document Size (DCP-115C, DCP-315CN) Document Size (DCP-120C) Scanning Width Gray Scale S - 5 SPECIFICATIONS Colour/Black ® Yes (Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000 Professional/XP) ® ® Mac OS 9.1-9.2/Mac OS ® Yes (Windows...
  • Page 103: Printer

    20 pages/minute (Black)* up to 15 pages/minute (Colour)* * Based on Brother standard pattern. A4 size in draft mode. Does not include the time it takes to feed the paper. 204 mm (216mm)* * When you set the Borderless feature to On.
  • Page 104: Computer Requirements

    10.2.4 or greater NOTE: All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies. For the latest drivers updates, see the Brother Solutions Center at Dedicated “Scan” key and direct Network Scanning (DCP315CN) supported in Mac ®...
  • Page 105: Consumable Items

    Consumable items Service Life of Ink Cartridge Replacement Consumables The machine uses individual Black, Yellow, Cyan and Magenta ink cartridges that are separate from the print head assembly. Black - Approximately 500 pages at 5% coverage Yellow, Cyan and Magenta - Approximately 400 pages at 5% coverage •...
  • Page 106: Network (Lan) (Dcp-315Cn Only

    Network (LAN) (DCP-315CN only) Support for: Protocols S - 9 SPECIFICATIONS You can connect your machine to a network for Network Printing, Network Scanning. Also included is Brother BRAdmin Professional Network Management software. ® Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP ® Mac OS 9.1-9.2, Mac OS...
  • Page 107: Index

    ADF (automatic document feeder) ... 1-5 ADF cover ...6-3, 6-10 Cleaning Paper Pick-up Roller ... 6-21 print head ... 6-11 printer platen ... 6-20 scanner ... 6-19 Computer requirements ...S-7 Consumable items ...S-8 Control panel overview ... 1-2 Copy brightness ... 2-8 Colour adjustment ...
  • Page 108 Paper Type ... 2-7 Paper ... 1-8, S-2 Size ... 2-13 size of document ... 1-5 Type ... 2-12 PhotoCapture ... 3-1 PhotoCapture Center™ Borderless ... 3-13 Colour enhancement ... 3-11 ® CompactFlash ... 3-1 Cropping ... 3-12 Default Settings ... 3-9 DPOF printing ...
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